By his own admission, Chris 'Douggs' McDougall has lost at least fifty friends participating in the BASE jumping and skydiving sports he loves.
The most confronting example was his girlfriend, who plunged to her death in front of him when her parachute failed to open on her 200th skydive.
Despite these sobering losses, Chris 'Douggs' McDougall maintains he never feels responsible for anyone else's death and that the sport is well worth risking his life for.
After winning the World BASE Jumping Championships in Malaysia in 2003, he went on to pioneer further death-defying feats, including the development of a dangerous cliff-tracking technique with a tiny margin for error.
Today Chris 'Douggs' McDougall admits he's living on borrowed time – but having survived to age thirty-three, now says he expects to make it to eighty years old.
The Moab desert is full of beautiful, free standing sandstone towers. What could be more practical and aesthetic than free climbing the towers and base jumping off them?
With my husband and partner Mario Richard, and our good friends Keith Ladzinski and Jorge Visser, we teamed up to shoot the whole adventure on these beautiful towers and make a movie of some of our favorite base climbs.